Part 3 in a series of 3 concerts featuring Dither Electric Guitar Quartet performing new works by Princeton Graduate Student composers. This concert features work by Soo-Yeon Lyuh, Lucy McKnight, Shelley Washington, Justin Wright. Plus! New pre-recorded works by Princeton composer Cleek Schrey.
Free, Unticketed. Attendees must present photo ID and proof of COVID vaccination + booster (if eligible), and be masked at all times.
About the Artist:
Dither, a New York based electric guitar quartet, is dedicated to an eclectic mix of experimental repertoire which spans composed, improvised and electronic music. Formed in 2007, the quartet has performed across the United States and abroad, presenting new commissions, original compositions, multimedia works, and large guitar ensemble pieces. They have been praised by the The New York Times for “sophisticated, hard-driving, and stylistically omnivorous music making.” The quartet has performed and collaborated with a wide range of artists including Eve Beglarian, Nels Cline, Fred Frith, Mary Halvorson, David Lang, Ikue Mori, Phill Niblock, Steve Reich, Lois V. Vierk, Yo La Tengo, and John Zorn. Their performances have brought them to Lincoln Center Out of Doors, WNYC's New Sounds Live, the Guggenheim Museum, the Bang on a Can Marathon, Amsterdam’s Electric Guitar Heaven Festival, Hong Kong's Fringe Theater, Bergen’s Borealis Festival, and London’s Barbican Center. Upcoming projects include performances with guitarist Lee Ranaldo, and an immersive large guitar ensemble piece featuring composer/vocalist Carla Kihlstedt and Dither’s 13-guitar Big Band. Dither produces an annual Extravaganza, a raucous festival of creative music and art, which has been called an "official concert on the edge" by the New Yorker and "the here and now of New York's postclassical music scene" by Time Out New York. They have released four full-length albums, including Dither Plays Zorn on Tzadik, featuring the premiere recordings of several of John Zorn's improvisational game pieces, which was named one of the year's “best avant albums” by Rolling Stone.
Princeton Sound Kitchen is directed by Donnacha Dennehy, composer and professor of music at Princeton, in collaboration with his staff and faculty colleagues and the graduate student composers. Michael Pratt is the resident conductor. Wally Gunn is the Production Manager.